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Crockpot Italian Hamburger Potato Soup

This cozy, comforting (yet fresh and light) soup is a perfect simple meal for a cold night. If your family loves meat and potatoes, but you are looking for something different, yet easy, this is a great meal!

It’s a spin on the traditional Italian Wedding Soup, but instead of pasta, you add potatoes, and instead of meatballs, you just use ground beef (or sausage if you wish). I served this up with some grated sharp white cheddar on top and a homemade loaf of bread.

In the Winter I love cooking with my crockpot, and this meal is EASY and quick! With only a few minutes of prep, you can dump everything in your crockpot and have a nice, warm meal. My husband said after, “If that was easy for you to make, please make it again soon.”

When I was putting this together, I didn’t have any vegetable broth or tomatoes on hand, and I didn’t feel like making meatballs for wedding soup, so I thought I would try something different. I thought chicken broth with ground beef may be strange, but I knew I loved wedding soup, so I tried it, and it was super good. It’s even better the next day.

Tips:

  1. This meal can be gluten free or dairy free (just make sure your broth is gluten/dairy free) and serve with some gluten free bread. For dairy free, don’t add cheese to the top.
  2. Additions: You could add white beans to make this soup heartier. You could also sub sausage for beef.
  3. This soup is great served alongside homemade bread or rolls with butter. It would also be great with grilled cheese or crackers.

Crockpot Italian Hamburger Potato Soup

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: hamburgerpotatosoup, hamburgersoup, soup
Servings: 8 people
Author: nlefevre

Equipment

  • Crockpot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground beef
  • 5 Medium to large golden potatoes
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 cup Fresh spinach
  • 1 Yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 64 oz Chicken broth about 2 cartons
  • 2 tsp Salt *or to taste

Instructions

  • Peel and dice potatoes, carrots, and onions and place in the crockpot
  • Pour in 2 cartons (64oz) of chicken broth
  • Add Italian seasoning, garlic, and salt to taste
  • Cook ground beef in a skillet, drain fat, and then place in crockpot
  • Start crockpot and cook on High for approx 5-6 hours or until veggies are soft
  • Add spinach once soup is done and cook for another few minutes or until wilted
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top with grated cheddar cheese and serve with homemade bread, rolls, and sandwiches. Enjoy!

I hope you try and enjoy this cozy Winter soup!

-Nicole

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